A Selective Process

Applying to an EMBA program is a commitment of your time. Before you begin an application, our team will reach out to you. We want to learn more about your goals to ensure our EMBA program is the right fit for you and that you are a good fit for the program.

We are happy to answer any questions you have and help you with your application. We do not require a commitment, or fee, to start an application.

Program Details

Length 14 months
Start Date July 2021
Work Experience Best fit for anyone with more than 10 years of work experience.

The program is tailored for mid-career professionals from a diverse set of industry backgrounds and is highly selective. 

Admission Criteria

This is a competitive and limited enrollment program that requires a fastidious admission process to determine a candidate’s qualifications and experience.

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • B average (73-77%) in the two most recent years of university study
  • Considerable work experience, including a significant amount in a managerial capacity (7+ years)
  • Demonstration of English proficiency (written and oral)
  • Exceptions: DeGroote will consider non-degree applicants if they have a minimum of 12-years managerial experience. If candidates fall short on work experience or degree requirements, they will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to write a GMAT.

Admission Process

If you are applying to the EMBA program, the following lays out our admission process step-by-step:

  1. Initial interview with EMBA admissions team to:
    • Discuss candidacy and qualifications
    • Book interview with EMBA Academic Director if moving forward with application
  2. In-person or Zoom interview with Academic Director to:
    • Determine fit and discuss expectations
    • Determine if additional requirements are needed (TOEFL/IELTS for international candidates and/or GMAT for candidates that do not meet the minimum work experience or degree requirements)
  3. Invitation to apply (if eligible). A full application will include:
    • Official transcript (under seal) from each post-secondary institution attended
    • Two professional references/letters of recommendation
    • Letter from employer confirming support of applicant in taking this program
    • TOEFL/IELTS and/or GMAT if required
    • Application fee
  4. DeGroote will assess applications on a rolling (first come, first serve) basis. Typically, we will make an admission decision within a week of receipt of a complete application.

Common Questions

Do you still have questions about our admissions process? We have done our best to capture as many of those questions as possible. If you do not see the answer you are looking for, feel free to email us

Our EMBA program is 14-month commitment, beginning in July and finishing in September the following year. Most of the program is online with four in-person residencies in October (Module 1), February (Module 2 – Silicon Valley), May (Module 3), and September (Module 4). You can find more details in the program details section. Note that for the 2021-2022 cohort, the Silicon Valley residency will take place in May 2022.

DeGroote designed for candidates who have considerable work experience, including a significant amount in a managerial capacity (7+ years). They represent a globally diverse group spanning healthcare, technology, retail, IT, entertainment and more. Their backgrounds and experience may vary, but our candidates recognize the impact that digital transformation is having or will have on their respective jobs and industries.

All applicants will submit a current resume/CV along with two professional references, an employer letter of support, and official post-secondary transcripts. For a full list of our admission requirements, check out the admissions page or contact our team for more specific questions.

Tuition is set at $92,000 CAD and includes course materials, accommodation, most meals, and transportation during the module (e.g., site visits and shuttle to/from hotel). This cost does not include transportation to/from your home residence.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2021
  • 2021-2022 Cohort Online Orientation: July 14, 2021


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